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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Framing Antique Maps to Last for Many Years

Framed mapFraming antique maps follows the same guidelines of antique prints I recently blogged. Making sure that the proper archival materials are used such as Ultraviolet filtering glass or acrylic, 100% Museum Grade cotton rag matting and backing, reversible hinging techniques and an extra layer of archival grade corrugated as a final backing. The only Read the full article…

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Proper Framing of Antique Prints

As a long time collector and framer of antique prints, it has been my concern to protect their intrinsic and historical value. Artwork from years ago had special purposes that many do not have today. For the most part, they were hand designed and colored inserted in large informative books as a way to encourage Read the full article…

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Framing with “acid free” mats can be hazardous to your artwork!

We have all heard the term “acid free” when thinking of framing. The vast majority of us believe this is a positive thing when we decide the frame things. When we go to frame shops, they tell us that the mats they use are “acid free” and will preserve our diplomas, art, memories, etc. for Read the full article…

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